Born in Little Rock, Arkansas; admitted to Arkansas Bar and later Tennessee Bar; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas; U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee. U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eighth Circuits; Supreme Court of the United States. Education: University of Arkansas (B.A., and J.D.). Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, personal injury litigation, all editions, 1983-2012. Named 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in personal injury by Best Lawyers in America. Named the "Outstanding Lawyer" Arkansas Bar Association and Arkansas Bar Foundation, 1994.